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Everyday is busy with very little down time, always something different working in a multicultural diverse environment . With regular training and implemented legislative laws, this is part of your responsibility to avoid any potential consequences. Dealing with a vast range of individuals from petty theft to murderers, mental health ,and drug related issues, can be quite challenging. You bwitecome very resourceful working with Health, and Social workers , Court staff , Corrections Dept as well as Youth and Child Services . Building those relationships are important to a successful outcome, stay alert, focused to benefit your fellow comrades and public safety. Learning different aspects of your role from fingerprinting,accessing computer data, to court proceedings comes with wide range of knowledge, that enhances your communication skills. Good work ethics a team player and equally comfortable working independently, pay attention to detail, good under pressure, multitask and skill set to excel . Those are some of the qualities of becoming a successful Authorised Officer. Don't be complacent this is a stepping stone to becoming Fully Sworn, you will know by then if a career in the New Zealand Police is for you.
The pay was disproportionate to the level of risk undertaken by those on the frontline. However in saying that, where there were levels of disparity in pay for the amount of risk taken, when injured or needing special leave etc, the Police welfare looked after you exceptionally well which I don't think you would get in any other job. For example, sick leave leave, family leave, mental wellbeing etc. The Police looked after you very well in this area.
It's a challenging but rewarding job. You get to meet people from all walks of life and learn so many different cultures. It's a job where you could really make a difference in people's lives so that they can be safe and feel safe in their communities. Management team are so helpful and they look after the teams well. I have learned so much about legislation and work as an acting supervisor a couple of times. The workplace culture is great in my personal experience as a police officer. I guess the hardest part of the job for me is balancing work time and family time. The most enjoyable part of my job is when you go home after your day and knowing that you have helped someone whatever situation they're in. It creates better work stories
A typical day as an emergency call communicator would involve receiving emergency & traffic complaint calls from the public. You learned to be patient while trying to help the caller & you also learned to ensure that you communicate effectively not only over the phone to the callers but also to & with your work colleagues. A strong & successful workplace requires a fully supportive management team which was what we had at Police Northcomms (based in Auckland.) The workplace culture was vibrant & diverse with many people of different ethnic backgrounds working at Northcomms. You were constantly encouraged to treat everyone with respect regardless of their race, gender, sexuality etc which The hardest part of the job was learning to deal with different scenarios which weren't covered in training. The best part of the job was knowing that you contributed to trying to help a member of the public with their predicament, successfully or not & the thanks you receive for the work the organisation does as a whole.
Helping members of the community
Having to work different rosters
I learned from working there as a Record Officer that this was the job for me. I would work long hours and be trained in every aspect of the job including new roles when they became available and I was always putting my hand up for extra work. The workplace culture was amazing and everybody was always willing to assist in every aspect of the job. The hardest part of the job was working while my heatlh was failing and finding it difficult to get to work due to lingering migraines and sick family members. The most enjoyable moments of the job was meeting new friends who are still my dearest friends to this day.
Meeting new people, learning new skills
Having to leave due to illness
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Delivery of training that includes but is not limited to frontline operations; incident management; crime management; information analysis and staff safety. I work as a Contractor in the Health and Safety environment and provide training and consultation work for the private industry. I provide Training to improve decision-making systematize, communication and planning. I take all the good things that good employees are already doing and ensure they are applied consistently to ensure maximum safety and minimum risk. I give feedback to management, provide solutions and carry out internal health and safety audits.
Work with provesionals
Have to travel a lot
Great job satisfaction in assisting the general public and making the community a safer place to live in. Learned all facets of criminal law, and maintaining the law and order under some difficult circumstances.
Job Satisfaction and learning avenues
I thoroughly enjoy working for N. Z Police, everyday brings new challenges. The most enjoyable part of the job is being appreciated for hard days work
Not too bad a place to work. Stress levels are high, culture is good. Looking to make New Zealand the safest country in 2021. Building relationships with everyone in the country and wanting to build trust and confidence
Stress levels high
visiting service users in their residential addresses, helping with day to day needs, planning with them towards recovery and ensuring they are self medicated .
great to help people
lack of funds to do more to help
Management team could have done more to take care of their workers. CEO changed a lot over the years that I worked there and they all often had different idea's about where they wanted to take the company which resulted in the workers suffering.
close to home
not enough work